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Hi,

I just installed Postal 2 using wine, but it has a strange mouse bug described here: http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=18729

I heard the there are linux binarys for the game, could I get them some where free & legally and just replace the gog binarys?

I would really like to play the game without messing around with windows again.

Thanks in advance!
Nehmulos
This question / problem has been solved by ThermioNimage
This little thread might be useful. Maybe you want to share your results with us if it's working or not...?
Post edited December 18, 2010 by ThermioN
Tanks! That worked awesome for me!

You just got to replace the GOG.com/Postal 2 Share The Pain/System folder. But keep all *.u and *.int files from the windows version, otherwise the game will start as the free multi-player version, without single player mode.

Here is how I did it:
#download from one of these mirrors:
#http://icculus.org/news/news.php?id=4419
#------------------ Mirror-list ------------------
#California, USA: http://0day.icculus.org/postal2/Postal2STP-FreeMP-linux.tar.bz2
#Arizona, USA: http://treefort.icculus.org/postal2/Postal2STP-FreeMP-linux.tar.bz2
#http://www.atomicgamer.com/file.php?id=69755
#Denmark: http://cyberstalker.dk/sponsored-by-dkchan.org/Postal2STP-FreeMP-linux.tar.bz2
#Australia: http://www.ausgamers.com/files/details/html/36168
#Australia: http://games.internode.on.net/filelist.php?filedetails=17903
#-----------------------------------------

#enter your Postal2 folder
cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Programms/GOG.com/Postal\ 2\ Share\ The\ Pain/
mv System /winSystem
#unpack The Linux System folder
#unpack The postal2 file from the Linux Version
cp winSystem/*.u System
cp winSystem/*.int System
cp winSystem/*.bmp System
#run the game!
./postal2

If you hear no sound run it using
padsp ./postal2

If the game starts in window mode try resting the Video resolution in the game options menu.

Maybe I will re-upload the needed files from the free multiplayer, as you just need the 6mb big (compressed) System folder and the postal2 script, while the whole download of the Linux version is about 500mb big, but I don't know any good filehoster who would not delete my files after a short time, and GOG.com only allows 2mb uploads.
Cool. Glad it worked. Have some rep+ for your efforts sharing this.
Sadly it seems like this doesn't work for Apocalypse Weekend.
I opened a thread where I ask GOG.com to provide the Linux binaries for already ported games.

http://www.gog.com/en/forum/general/linux_binaries_for_already_ported_games/post1
Otherwise WineHQ explains the solution to the mouse problem; copy 'n' pasted:
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If the mouse only works on the upper left corner of the screen use this:

Open up regedit and navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\DirectInput
Add a key named MouseWarpOverride, and set it's value to force.
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Thanks! Stupid that I didn't read that. -.-
But now it works fine! :D

I just had to open "regedit" from terminal and added the values to the right path by rightclicking. Thanks!
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etb: Otherwise WineHQ explains the solution to the mouse problem; copy 'n' pasted:
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If the mouse only works on the upper left corner of the screen use this:

Open up regedit and navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\DirectInput
Add a key named MouseWarpOverride, and set it's value to force.
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I know the solution has already been posted, but I have an even easier way of changing the above-mentioned registry key. Get winetricks if you don't have it already, then just use the following command in your favourite terminal emulator:

winetricks mwo=force

Make sure to declare your WINEPREFIX variable first if you manage separate Wine prefixes (which is always a good idea, I say.)

And that's it! No poking around in regedit required, just easy one little command.

Whether you use winetricks as I demonstrated, or use the above registry hack, doing this will introduce a very minor new bug. The mouse cursor won't work properly on the voting ballot screen. I don't think you can actually make your own choices on the ballot anyway (clicking anywhere will just make the Dude pick his scripted choice,) but if you want to make the cursor behave properly during this mission, you have to set the MouseWarpOverride back to its default behaviour. To do that, use this command:

winetricks mwo=enabled

Again, not really necessary for completing the objective, since you can just click anywhere to get through it, but in case it bothers you, that's how to fix it.

** BONUS AWESOME LINUX WINE POSTAL2 TIP! **

I've also experienced Postal 2 not running very well at all on Linux with Wine, at least in its default configuration. Slow, sluggish performance, missing textures, random crashes and other issues kept happening on my computer.

To fix pretty much all of these problems, you just need to switch away from the default Direct3D renderer (which runs like shit on Windows too) and use the much faster and better-looking OpenGL renderer instead. Open the System/Postal2.ini file in a text editor and go to the [Engine.Engine] section header. Change these lines...

RenderDevice=D3DDrv.D3DRenderDevice
;RenderDevice=Engine.NullRenderDevice
;RenderDevice=OpenGLDrv.OpenGLRenderDevice

... so that they look like this instead...

;RenderDevice=D3DDrv.D3DRenderDevice
;RenderDevice=Engine.NullRenderDevice
RenderDevice=OpenGLDrv.OpenGLRenderDevice

Take note that INI files use semicolons, not hashes, for commenting. This is useful to know when editing INI files for many other applications.

Hope this helps everyone!
Post edited December 10, 2014 by Eldarby
There is an install script for the gog version of this game in playonlinux.
Just point it at the binary, and all of the configuration will be done for you.